Pogchamp Twitch Emote Meaning
PogChamp is an emote that is mainly used on the streaming platform Twitch and has a strong reference to the gaming scene. The emote depicts the face of Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez, who is known as host of the Internet show "Cross Counter TV".
The PogChamp emote is used whenever a situation appears exciting or is surprising and captivating.
PogChamp is an acronym, where "Pog" stands for "Play of game" and "Champ" for champion.
The term "PogChamp" is also often written textually in the chat, meaning activity, joy and energy. Just like with the emote, viewers want to use it to express that the situation is exciting and has exceeded their expectations.
Pogchamp Emote Origin
The origin of the emote and the term "PogChamp" is due to Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez. The emote became known through the video "Pogs Championship: Gootecks vs. Mike Ross - Madcatz Promo", which he uploaded on his YouTube channel "Cross Counter TV" on October 26th 2011.
In the video Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez played together with Mike Ross with Pogs - small discs made of plastic or metal. In the end Ryan won the game and the term "Pog Champion" was born. You can find the video here.
In another video, which was uploaded to the YouTube channel exactly one month later, Ryan made an exciting facial expression due to a camera shake, which later became the PogChamp Twitch emote and meme. You can find the video below. The facial expression can be seen on minute 2:09.
How is Pogchamp Pronounced?
PogChamp is relatively easy to pronounce because the term is pronounced the same way it is written: "pog-champ".
Why is Pogchamp called Pogchamp?
As mentioned above, the emote has been named like this because Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez played "Pog" with Mike Ross and won. This made him the PogChamp.
Both the term and the PogChamp emote are used to describe a situation that is exciting and has exceeded all expectations. Especially on Twitch and in the gaming scene PogChamp is often used.